Mattoon, IL – Betty Lou Lawson, age 87, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 1:58 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012, at home. The funeral service in her honor will begin at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL, 61938. Reverend Ken Hutchens will officiate. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m., until the service begins. Born January 29, 1925, in Effingham, IL, Betty was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (McVicker) Piper. She married Kermit Leon Lawson in June of 1964, in Sumner, IL. He passed away August 6, 2007. Survivors include two children, Dennis Reed and wife Susie of Baytown, TX, and Judy Reed Brazzell of Windsor, IL; three sisters, Eloise Mattoon of Mattoon, IL, Katherine McKinney of Toledo, IL, and Rosemary Holtz of Coffeen, IL; four grandchildren, Travis Reed of Mattoon, IL, and Daniel Joseph Ramsey, Jr. of Mattoon, IL, Jaydyn Reed of Baytown, TX, Kaydyn Reed of Baytown, TX ;one step grandson Tony Clifton of Oakland, IL; and four great grandchildren, Makista Stafford of Mattoon, IL, Brodie Lynn Ramsey of Mattoon, IL, Ivan Lee Ramsey of Mattoon, IL, and Lacey Clifton of Oakland, IL. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Robert Piper, and one grandson, Kevin Lynn Brazzell. Betty was retired from Associated Springs and was a fifty year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Mattoon Eagles Aerie and Moose Lodge. Bingo and bowling were among her favorite hobbies. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with her family.

View Full NoticeBetty Lou Lawson – January 29, 1925 – October 13, 2012